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Poland – The Heineken Open’er Festival in Gdynia – Part 2

The Heineken Open’er Festival is a music festival that is held on the North coast of Poland, in Gdynia.

Overview of The Heineken Open’er Festival

• The first edition of the festival was organized in Warsaw during 2002.
• This was held as Open Air Festival.
• The main organizer of the festival is the concert agency Alter Art.
• It took its name from its principal sponsor and he was Heineken International.

Artists of The Heineken Open’er Festival

• Gdynia, Babie Do?y Military Airport
4 July:
• Main Stage: Muchy, Editors, The Raconteurs, Roisin Murphy
• Tent Stage: L.Stadt, Mitch & Mitch Big Band, The Cribs, Fischerspooner, Fujiya & Miyagi
• World Stage: Natu + Envee, DeVotchKa, Dj Vadim Live
• Young Talents Stage: Kleiber, Kolorofon, Ziemianie, Pornohagen, Biff
• Beat Stage: Chill, Harper, Maceo Wyro, Papa Zura
• Alter Space: movie: “Music Partisans” + “Open’er 2005-2007”, Troitsa, movie: “Life In Loops”, Hati, movie: “Free Jimmy”, Emitter Franczak,
• Alter Space Theatres: Theatre Gry i Ludzie, Thearte Porywacze Cia?, Fire Angels, Mamadoo

5 July:
• Main Stage: Cool Kids Of Death, Interpol, Jay-Z, Erykah Badu
• Tent Stage: Rotofobia, Loco Star, Maria Peszek, Cocorosie, Sex Pistols, Everything is made in China
• World Stage: Karimski Club, Gentleman, Masala Soundsystem
• Young Talents Stage: Radio Bagdad, Sekend Hend, New York Crasnals, California Stories Uncovered
• Beat Stage: Ojciec Karol, Harper,[disambiguation needed] Envee, Matman, Ros + Wiosna
• Alter Space: movie: “Free Jimmy”, Alamut, “Music Partisans” + “Open’er 2005-2007″, Tymanski Yass Ensemble, movie:”Life in loops” syta[XE]rror
• Alter Space Theatres: Teatr Porywacze Cia?, Klan Grus, Fire Angels Mamadoo

6 July:
• Main Stage: Lao Che, Goldfrapp, Massive Attack, The Chemical Brothers
• Tent Stage: Hatfinats, Benzyna, Kobiety, Oszibarack, Scianka
• World Stage: Vavamuffin, Martina Topley Bird, Zywiolak
• Young Talents Stage: Setting the Woods on Fire, Gasoline, Bajzel, Dav Intergalactic, Polpo Motel
• Beat Stage: V/A Team Hungry Hungry Models
• Alter Space: movie: “Life in Loops”, Echo TM, film: “Free Jimmy”, RH+ audiovisual froup of friends, “Music Partisans” + “Open’er 2005-2007”, C.H. District
• Alter Space Theatres: Klan Grus, Theatre Porywacze Cial, Teatr Osmego Dnia “Arka”, Mamadoo
• However Beirut and M.I.A have cancelled theirs shows at Open’er Festival.

• Gdynia, Babie Do?y Military Airport
2 July:
• Main Stage: Renton, Arctic Monkeys, Basement Jaxx
• Tent Stage: Old Time Radio, The Car Is On Fire, Peter Bjorn and John, Late of the Pier, ??ki ?an
• Alter Space: Two?ywo – Open’er 2008, Betty Be, Berlin Calling, Wariacje.pl, Heima, Grabek, Skinny Patrini
• Theatres: Yoma

3 July:
• Main Stage: Maria Peszek, Gossip, The Kooks, Moby
• Tent Stage: Paristetris, Pati Yang, Gaba Kulka, Duffy, Crystal Castles
• World Stage: Thievery Corporation cancelled, Warsaw Village Band, Hjaltalín, Speed Caravan
• Alter Space: Heima, 100nka, Lucky People Center International, Wiolonczele z Miasta, Twozywo – Open’er 2008, Kakofonikt
• Theatres: Salamandra, Yoma

4 July:
• Main Stage: Izrael, Madness moved to World Stage due the flight cancellations, Faith No More, Pendulum
• Tent Stage: Kamp!, Fisz/Emade, Emiliana Torrini, White Lies, M83
• World Stage: Madness, Village Kollektiv, Q-Tip, Buraka Som Sistema moved to the next day due the Madness rescheduling
• Alter Space: Berlin Calling, Dagadana, Heima, Kormorany, Lucky People Center International, Szelest Spadaj?cych Papierkow
• Theaters: Salamandra

5 July:
• Main Stage: O.S.T.R., Lily Allen, Kings of Leon, Placebo, The Prodigy
• Tent Stage: The Black Tapes, Priscilla Ahn, Kumka Olik, The Ting Tings, Sofa
• World Stage: Fat Freddy’s Drop cancelled, Jazzanova, Gadajaca Tykwa, Santigold, Buraka Som Sistema
• Alter Space: Lucky People Center International, Mass Kotki, Twozywo – Open’er 2008, Contemporary Noise Sextet, Berlin Calling, Lady Aarp
• Theaters: Mamadoo

• Gdynia, Babie Doly Military Airport
1 July:
• Main Stage: Laki Lan, Ben Harper and the Relentless7, Pearl Jam, Groove Armada
• Tent Stage: Indigo Tree, Biff, Yeasayer, Tricky, 2manydjs
• World Stage: The Phenomenal Handclap Band, Kacezet & Dreadsquad, Tinariwen
• Alter Space: Oran?ada, Pasimito, Brasil and the Gallowbrothers, Wiracki + Suka Off/BFV

2 July:
• Main Stage: Lao Che, Mando Diao, Massive Attack, Empire of the Sun
• Tent Stage: Die Antwoord, Fox, Grace Jones, Klaxons, Pavement
• World Stage: Psio Crew, Pablopavo, Cypress Hill
• Alter Space: Muariolanza, 52UM, Jacaszek, Najakotiva

3 July:
• Main Stage: L.U.C., Skunk Anansie, Kasabian, Hot Chip
• Tent Stage: We Call It A Sound, Julia Marcell, Regina Spektor, Novika, Gorillaz Sound System
• World Stage: Alians, Bester Quartet, Matisyahu
• Alter Space: Niwea, Karolina Glazer, Kciuk & The Fingers, Merkabah

4 July:
• Main Stage: Muchy, The Hives, The Dead Weather, Fatboy Slim
• Tent Stage: L.Stadt, Wild Beasts, Kings of Convenience, Archive, Mitch & Mitch with their Incredible Combo
• World Stage: Pink Freud, Nas & Damian Marley, Marika
• Alter Space: NP, kIRK, Pleq, Borys Kossakowski

• Gdynia, Babie Do?y Military Airport
Thursday 30 June:
• Main Stage: Pustki, The National, Coldplay, Simian Mobile Disco
• Tent Stage: Marcelina, The Twilight Singers, Two Door Cinema Club, Paolo Nutini, Caribou
• World Stage: Enej, Daktari, Fat Freddy’s Drop
• Alter Space: Jazzpospolita, Tides From Nebula, Karbido, Lody
• Young Talents: Futuristen, Rebeka, Cuba de Zoo, Woody Alien
• Burn Beat Stage: Mentalcut, Daniel Drumz, Mentalcut, My Head is a Dubby

Friday 1 July:
• Main Stage: Pogodno, Monika Brodka, Pulp, Foals
• Tent Stage: Twilite, D4D, British Sea Power, Cut Copy, Crystal Fighters
• World Stage: Abraham Inc., Youssou N’Dour, PFK Kompany
• Alter Space: Contemporary Noise Sextet, Igor Boxx, Plazmatikon, Ballady i Romanse
• Young Talents: New New, The Phantoms, Bipolar Bears, Tres.b
• Burn Beat Stage: Harper, Club Collab, Spox, Junkie Punks

Saturday 2 July:
• Main Stage: Sistars, Primus, Prince
• Tent Stage: Paristetris, The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, Kate Nash, Kim Nowak, Chapel Club
• World Stage: R.U.T.A., Gooral, Big Boi
• Alter Space: Grabek, Male Instrumenty, Niechec, Snowman
• Young Talents: Ailo In Head, Adre’n’Alin, Asi Mina, Nerwowe Wakacje
• Burn Beat Stage: Last Robots, Mr. Lex & Novika

Sunday 3 July:
• Main Stage: The Black Tapes, The Wombats, The Strokes, M.I.A., deadmau5
• Tent Stage: Neony, These New Puritans, James Blake, Hurts, Chromeo
• World Stage: Sedativa feat. Dawid Portasz, Janusz Prusinowski Trio, Vavamuffin
• Alter Space: Karolina Cicha, Spi?ty, Wojtek Mazolewski, Baaba Kulka
• Young Talents: Revlovers, Peter J. Birch, Wilson Square, Fonovel
• Burn Beat Stage: Eltron John, Envee, Bueno Bros, Catz ‘n Dogz

Gdynia, Babie Doly Military Airport
Wednesday 4 July:
• Main Stage: Fisz Emade Tworzywo, The Kills, Bjork, New Order
• Tent Stage: June, tres.b, Yeasayer, The Ting Tings, Orbital
• World Stage: Soldiers of Jah Army, Gogol Bordello, Wiz Khalifa
• Alter Space: Frozen Bird, Mela Koteluk, Jacaszek, Chlopcy Kontra Basia
• Beat Stage (live acts): Galus, Sobura, TEIELTE, En2ak
• Beat Stage (DJ sets): Ment XXL, Praktik, Groh + Eltron John, Sonar Soul
• Talents Stage: BEZSENSU, Sjon, Enchanted Hunters, Dva

Thursday 5 July:
• Main Stage: Warsaw Village Band, Penderecki/Greenwood, Bon Iver, Justice
• Tent Stage: Iza Lach, Dry The River, Jamie Woon, The Maccabees, Jessie Ware
• World Stage: Pablopavo & Praczas, Major Lazer, Paula i Karol
• Alter Space: The Stubs, KROJC, Kari Amirian, Napszyk?at
• Beat Stage: Good Paul, Axmusique, Ros, Twin Prix
• Talents Stage: Little White Lies, Miazsz, Minerals, Pipes & Pints

Friday 6 July:
• Main Stage: L.Stadt, Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand, The Cardigans play “Gran Turismo”
• Tent Stage: UL/KR, Toro Y Moi, Kasia Nosowska, M83, Julia Marcell
• World Stage: Lona/Webber & The Pimps, Public Enemy, Klezmafour
• Alter Space: Yula, Trupa Trupa, The Saintbox, Profesjonalizm
• Beat Stage: The Phantom, Bueno Bros, Viadrina, Bshosa
• Talents Stage: Camero Cat, Crab Invasion, Sinusoidal, Kerekes Band

Saturday 7 July:
• Main Stage: Cool Kids of Death, Mumford & Sons, The Mars Volta, The xx
• Tent Stage: The KDMS, Swietliki, Bat For Lashes, Friendly Fires, SBTRKT
• World Stage: Maja Kleszcz & incarNations, Janelle Monáe, Brygada Kryzys
• Alter Space: Psychocukier, kIRk, Volume, Coldair
• Beat Stage: Spox, Maximilian Skiba, L.A.N.S., Kamp! (DJ set)
• Talents Stage: Vermones, Fair Weather Friends, Keira Is You, Instrumenti

• Gdynia, Babie Doly Military Airport, 3 July-6 July
• Main Stage: Blur, Queens of the Stone Age, Kings of Leon and Arctic Monkeys

Best time to visit / climate

• The climate is mostly temperate throughout the country.
• The climate is oceanic in the north and west.
• It becomes gradually warmer and continental towards the south and east.
• Summers are generally warm.
• It is with average temperatures between 18 °C (64 °F) and 30 °C (86.0 °F).
• Winters are rather cold.
• There are with average temperatures around 3 °C (37.4 °F) in the northwest and 6 °C (21 °F) in the northeast.
• Precipitation falls throughout the year.
• The warmest region in Poland is Lower Silesian that is located in south-western Poland.

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How to get to Poland?

1. By plane
• Most of Europe’s major airlines fly to and from Poland.
• Poland’s national carriers are LOT Polish Airlines.
• There are also a number of low cost airlines that fly to Poland. These include:
– WizzAir
– EasyJet
– Germanwings
– Norwegian
– Ryanair
There are also direct flights from United States and Canada. LOT operates direct flights from:
– Toronto
– New York
– Chicago
– Non-direct flights from other cities
International airlines fly mainly to Warsaw (WAW). Other major airports in Poland are:
– Krakow
– Katowice
– Gdask
– Pozna
– Wrocaw
– Szczecin
– Rzeszow
– Bydgoszcz
A new terminal has been opened at the Warsaw Chopin airport which will significantly increase the airport’s capacity.

2. By Train
Direct connections with:
• Berlin
• Amsterdam, via Koeln, Hannover
• Kiev via Lviv
• Vienna
• Prague
• Moscow

3. By Car
You can enter Poland by one of many roads linking Poland with the neighboring countries.

4. By Bus
There are many international bus lines that connect major Polish cities.
• Voyager
• Eurolines
• Ecolines
• PolskiBus.com
• Simple Express

5. By Boat
• From Sweden
– Ystad by Unity Line
– Karlskrona by Stena Line
– Nynashamn
– Visby
– Ystad by Polferries

• From Denmark
– Copenhagen
– Bornholm

• From Finland
– Helsinki by Finnlines

• From Germany
– Rostock by Finnlines

6. By Yacht
There are more and more ports along Polish coast. Bigger marinas are located in:
– Szczecin
– Eba
– Hel
– Gdynia
– Gdask

7. By plane
– Polish national carrier LOT has daily connections.
– These are between the biggest cities with a hub in Warsaw.

8. By train
– In Poland, the national railway carriers are PKP InterCity and Przewozy Regionalne.
– There are few local carriers that belong to voivod ships or major cities.
– Train tickets are quite economical.
There are new InterCity routes such as:
• Warsaw – Katowice
• Warsaw – Krakow
• Warsaw – Pozna
• Pozna – Szczecin
Train types
• E-IC (ExpressInterCity) / EC (EuroCity) / Ex (Express)
• TLK (Twoje Linie Kolejowe)
• RE (RegioEkspress)
• IR (InterRegio)
• REGIO / Osobowy
• Podmiejski
• Narrow gauge

Some Travel Books on Poland

Poland Lonely Planet Poland Poland: A Unique Country & Its People

Places to stay (hotels / restaurants along with website / contact numbers)

Hotels at tripadvisor.in
Hotels at staypoland.com
Hotels at travelpoland.com

Blogs / Sites about Poland

blogs at wikipedia.org
blogs at opener.pl
blogs at tripadvisor.co.uk
blogs and reviews at festivalsearcher.com

Images and photos of Poland

images at google.com
images at wikipedia.org
images at opener.pl
images at festivalsearcher.com

Videos of Poland

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